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Southwest Airlines Reports June Traffic

DALLAS, July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today that the Company flew 9.8 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in June 2013, a 2.3 percent increase from the 9.6 billion RPMs flown in June 2012.  Available seat miles (ASMs) increased 1.7 percent to 11.6 billion from the June 2012 level of 11.4 billion.  The June 2013 load factor was 85.0 percent, compared to 84.4 percent in June 2012.  For June 2013, passenger revenue per ASM (PRASM) is estimated to have decreased approximately one percent compared to June 2012.

For the second quarter of 2013, the Company flew 27.9 billion RPMs, compared to 27.2 billion RPMs flown for the same period in 2012, an increase of 2.7 percent.  Second quarter ASMs increased 3.0 percent to 34.2 billion from the 2012 level of 33.2 billion.  The second quarter load factor was 81.6 percent, compared to 81.9 percent for the same period in 2012. 

For the first half of 2013, the Company flew 51.7 billion RPMs, compared to 50.9 billion RPMs flown for the same period in 2012, an increase of 1.6 percent.  Year-to-date ASMs increased 1.8 percent to 65.0 billion from the 2012 level of 63.9 billion.  The year-to-date load factor was 79.5 percent, compared to 79.7 percent for the same period in 2012. 

This release, as well as past news releases about Southwest Airlines Co., is available online at southwest.com.              

SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO.

PRELIMINARY COMPARATIVE TRAFFIC STATISTICS










JUNE



2013


2012


CHANGE

Revenue passengers carried


10,030,052



9,970,451



0.6

%








Enplaned passengers


12,239,506



12,244,503



-









Revenue passenger miles (000)


9,846,172



9,621,741



2.3

%








Available seat miles (000)


11,588,034



11,399,302



1.7

%








Load factor


85.0

%


84.4

%


0.6 pts








Average length of haul


982



965



1.8

%








Trips flown


113,989



118,743



(4.0) %










SECOND QUARTER



2013


2012


CHANGE

Revenue passengers carried


29,242,309



28,859,348



1.3

%








Enplaned passengers


35,531,150



35,210,151



0.9

%








Revenue passenger miles (000)


27,929,506



27,206,498



2.7

%








Available seat miles (000)


34,231,243



33,230,589



3.0

%








Load factor


81.6

%


81.9

%


(0.3) pts








Average length of haul


955



943



1.3

%








Trips flown


343,592



352,726



(2.6) %










YEAR-TO-DATE



2013


2012


CHANGE

Revenue passengers carried


54,446,243



54,420,170



-








Enplaned passengers


66,243,775



66,364,573



(0.2) %








Revenue passenger miles (000)


51,686,249



50,891,364



1.6

%








Available seat miles (000)


65,032,668



63,863,482



1.8

%








Load factor


79.5

%


79.7

%


(0.2) pts








Average length of haul


949



935



1.5

%








Trips flown


662,106



686,622



(3.6) %








***


SOURCE Southwest Airlines Co.



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